ALL rugby suspended

ALL rugby suspended

By STEPHEN NUTT
12 March
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The IRFU has taken the unprecedented decision to suspend ALL rugby due to COVID19.


The Irish Rugby Football Union, together with Connacht, Leinster, Munster and Ulster Rugby, have announced the suspension of all domestic rugby activity from 6pm this evening (12 March) until the 29 March (inclusive), in response to the latest Government advice on the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Future domestic rugby activity will be reviewed in line with Government advice.

Training and Playing:
All rugby activities across Clubs and Schools, from minis to adult rugby, must now cease.

Clubhouse Operations:
While rugby clubs may wish to continue to operate facilities such as bars and function rooms, clubs based in RoI must observe Government restrictions in relation to the number of people that may attend indoor (no more than 100 people) and outdoor (no more than 500 people) events.

For clubs in NI, there is no such restriction currently in place.

Impact on fixtures of note:
The IRFU will work with clubs and schools to rearrange fixtures, such as the Schools Cup finals.

Updates will be posted on this website or on Ards Rugby Facebook / Twitter

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